City Hall School is a Campus Calgary program. Students visit downtown space to learn about being an active citizen, understand city design, and how to build communities. Students use journaling to notice, wonder, think, and feel about the spaces around them. Students get to meet with the mayor, their councillor, City of Calgary experts and community experts. Students go on many community walks around the downtown core.
Campus Calgary/Open Minds is an innovative school program that brings the classroom to vibrant community settings. Teachers, students, and community experts come together for a week-long curriculum-based experience, designed to meet the needs of each individual learner. The City of Calgary hosts Campus Calgary the municipal building to encourage citizenship.
All Bachelor of Education students
Come join students from all over Calgary to explore how the city works and students can have a voice.
Fall: October to December
Winter: January to mid-March The time commitment will be around 1 day of the week. It could be half-or full-days.
Municipal Building 800 Macleod Trail SE. There may be some days when students get dropped off in other locations downtown
City Hall School Logistics
Pre-Service teacher will
Engage in conversations with students
Help control walking as a large group downtown
Encourage students to participate
Learn from experts and teachers
Help with small tasks throughout the day
Pre-service teachers need a current Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening. Students who do not already have a police check should begin this process at their local police stationas soon as possible, as police checks often take 4-6 weeks to process.
Program Learning Outcomes
Develop cross-cultural competencies related to language, culture, and place.
Examine how programs and educators create communities that are conducive to teaching and learning
Examine how teaching and learning take place in other contexts
Gain experience working with youth in a classroom setting
Gain experience working with youth in a small group setting
Model positive behaviour for children, youth, teachers, and parents
Share and receive knowledge regarding teacher education and teaching practice
Werklund Dates and Times
FALL 2023 (Application is now closed.)
Werklund Fall 2023 Wrap-Up Session: Friday, December 8, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Zoom)
Fall 2023 Placements End: mid-December
Winter 2024 application will open on November 20, 2024.
The program takes place on school days. Times depend on school schedule.
In total, pre-service teachers agree to commit to a minimum of 20 hours for their service-learning experience
Throughout the semester, pre-service teachers will curate their volunteering experiences using a creative medium (e.g., photos, art, storyboarding, videos, etc.) that best reflects their experiences in the program. Your creative reflections will form part of a public showcase of Werklund student experiences later in the year.
Pre-service teachers will participate in 2 group meetings: one at the mid-point and another at the end of their placement (1 hour each). These group meetings provide pre-service teachers with opportunities to reflect on the community placement experience and to guide improvements for the program.
Winter 2024 applications are now closed.
Interested in applying for a future semester?
Log on to Elevate and go to My Werklund Experiences > Courses/Programs